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Robin Van Gyn is a back country legend who's been filming in the Whistler back country and around the world. Her video parts are numerous and have won her the coveted Transworld video part of the year award. And Robin just won the Natural Selection tour finale in Tordrillo Alaska, so sick. I caught Robin in quarantine in Pemberton as she settled in…
 
Hana Beaman joins the show this week for a conversation about her life in snowboarding including competing in this year's Natural Selection tour stops in Jackson Hole and Alaska. Hana embodies what it means to be a snowboarder which is why she's accomplished so much in her 20 year professional snowboarding career. She has won the US open slopestyle…
 
Etienne Gilbert was a professional snowboarder with unmatched style. He grew up in Quebec and eventually moved to Whistler where his pro career on Nitro also included filming with Alterna, Sandbox, and Mack Dawg. Etienne's taste for style helped inform the Deja Vu crew making him one of the most influential snowboarders of his era. Support the show…
 
Wes Makepeace is the kind of snowboarder that stokes me out on doing this podcast. He's a legendary pro snowboarder who rides mostly at Whistler and Mt. Baker but he's also got a gap at Mt Seymour named after him. He had pro models with Aggression and Lamar. He's won at the Mount Baker Legendary Banked Slalom. And he's an accomplished singer song w…
 
Trevor Graves was a snowboard photographer who shot with the greats. His career was kicked into high gear when he moved from Syracuse to Oregon in the late 80's. Trevor shot some of the most iconic images of guys like Craig, Terje, Brushie, and so many other snowboarders... Stoked to have him on the show!! Support the show (https://paypal.me/fnradf…
 
Patrick McCarthy has to be the most stoked snowboarder I've ever interviewed. At 41 he still shreds at a professional level despite taking a position as team manager for 686. His ten year pro career includes magazine and video credits with all the majors. This year he's on a permanent staycation at Mt. Baker. I caught up with him in his home office…
 
Tucker Fransen is an OG Tahoe Snowboarding Legend. He grew up in the Grass Valley home of the Grasser. Tucker rode for Sims and then left to join Morrow where he continued his pro career and learned how to design snowboards before eventually being hired as a designer at MLY and M3 (the Yoshida factory). I'm still in awe of the fact that I get to ta…
 
Brian Savard is a backcountry legend who grew up skateboarding in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island and went on to travel the world as a professional snowboarder for K2. Brian's powerful style landed him in the pages of snowboarding magazines around the world including Transworld and Snowboarder who sent him to places like India to be the first to s…
 
Don Szabo is a Pro Snowboarder from southern California who rode for Nectar, Airwalk, Life's Beach, Lamar, Blackfly's and a handful of other companies in the 90's. Don was integral to creating the modern day snowboard pro career. Don Szabo could be seen in Transworld, Snowboarder, The Creatures of Habit movies, gracing the pages with his freestyle …
 
Gwyn Howat is the CEO of Mt Baker. I interviewed her back in 2015 and lost the audio for 6 years! Gwyn's family moved to Mount Baker when her father Duncan took the job of Operations Manager in 1968!! Ever since the Howat's have operated Mt Baker off the grid, creating one of the world's greatest snowboarding mountains. 1985 saw the invention of th…
 
Blaise Rosenthal is a pro snowboarder who shaped this wonderful thing we call snowboarding with his creativity, imagination, and hard work. Please watch his part in Mack Dawg's Simple Pleasures movie for some insight in what made Blaise one of the top pros of his era. Blaise made the jump into the world of fine art as a painter. And he's one heck o…
 
Jon Roth is an amazing human being who was a pro snowboarder in the heyday of snowboarding. His sponsors included Sims, Billabong, and Volcom. His style was admired and he was regarded as an up and coming rider to watch. In this episode we talk about how quickly his career fell away. Jon runsand owns Crowsnest Barbershops one of the sponsors of our…
 
Steve Larosiliere is the man behind Stoked.org a nonprofit that takes underserved kids out snowboarding. Steve was chosen to attend an exclusive private high school as a teenager and it helped shape his life in many ways including making him acutely aware of the power of mentorship. After a trip to British Columbia from his home in New York, Steve …
 
Natasza Zurek is a legendary Burton rider who got her start in Vancouver in the 90's. She rode on the Never team with Rob Dow and Devun before being scooped up by Burton at the US Open. Natasza competed for the first part of her career before pioneering women's back country filming. She lives with her two kids and partner in the Okanogan painting a…
 
Leanne Pelosi is a professional snowboarder for K2 and The North Face. She's a back country force of nature and a filmmaker with her production company Full Moon Films. Leanne works with Protect Our Winters and has won several Transworld awards for her video parts and her entrepreneurship! It was a pleasure to have her on the show! Support the show…
 
Ben Bilocq is a snowboarder on Dinos Will Die. Ben rode as a pro on Nitro, rode for D-Day, and filmed parts with the Deja Vu crew and Videograss. Ben rides quite a bit at Mt. Seymour and can often be seen building gorilla features that are some of the most fun things to hit on the hill. A true snowboarder's snowboarder, Ben Bilocq tells it like it …
 
Marc Castonguay is a Legendary Whistler pro from the 90's and he waxes poetic about what it was like to shred professionally back then. The FNRad Snowboard Podcast is presented by Vans. Season 6 of FNRad is sponsored by Wired Snowboards, Anon Optics, The Boardroom Snowboard Shop, Crowsnest Barbershops, Tribute Boardshop in Nelson BC, Mount Seymour,…
 
Maria Thomsen is one of the best women's pro snowboarder in the world right now. She's the only girl who's competed in the X-Games Real Snow competition and her part in Jess Kimura's The Uninvited won women's video part of the year last season. I interviewed Maria at her home in Pemberton. Be sure to check out Maria in Burton's Oneworld Movie that …
 
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